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Ayaw na sa kanila! Duterte fires SSS execs Amado Valdez, Pompee Laviña

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President Rodrigo Duterte has opted not to renew the appointments of Social Security System Commissioners Amado Valdez and Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña, Malacañang said Monday (February 12).

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Valdez and La Viña have been serving in a holdover capacity since their terms expired on June 13, 2017.

“Considering the term for Mr. Lavina, his term of office expired on June 30, 2017. And because you have been serving in the SSS in a hold over capacity, may we inform you that upon instructions of the President your service in the SSS is hereby discontinued effective immediately,” Roque said in a press briefing.

He read a similar notice for Valdez.

Roque only mentioned “presidential prerogative” as the reason for the non-renewal of the two SSS executives’ terms.

He said they have already been informed about the order to step down from their posts.